In a collision with a 4,000 lb. moving motor vehicle, a pedestrian is vulnerable to sustaining serious injuries. If you have been badly hurt in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver, get help with your case from an Indianapolis pedestrian accident lawyer today. At Fountain Law Firm, P.C. we have the knowledge, skills, and resources to fight for the maximum compensation available under the law.
According to Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA):
Drivers have a duty to pedestrians to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances. When they fail in that duty, it can cause deadly pedestrian accidents. Common ways in which negligent drivers cause pedestrian accidents include:
While walking is convenient and free, it is not without some faults – especially if you’re injured by a motor vehicle or another pedestrian. There are many different injuries that can be sustained, but there are also many common injuries that affect injured pedestrians. This includes”
To recovery compensation for pedestrian accident injuries in Indiana, you must prove that you were no more than 50% at fault for the accident. If it is determined that you had 50% or less fault for the accident, your recovery can still be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you. Drivers who caused pedestrian accidents will almost always try to assign some degree of fault to the injured pedestrian in an effort to reduce the recovery.
Pedestrian accidents can cause serious or catastrophic injuries with long-term consequences for the victim, requiring extensive medical treatment and time away from work. If you have been hurt as a pedestrian by a negligent driver, it is important to recover full compensation for your injuries. We can investigate your accident to determine fault and liability, assess the full extent of your damages, negotiate skillfully with insurance companies on your behalf, and be as tough as we need to be to resolve your case.
Pedestrians injured by negligent drivers deserve to recover full compensation for their injuries. If you or your loved one has been hurt in a pedestrian accident, call Fountain Law Firm, P.C. for a free consultation right away. We understand the value of pedestrian accident cases and how important financial recovery is to moving forward.